Hasbro Children's Hospital honors 2019 'Brite Lites'


Hasbro Children's Hospital recently marked its 26th year by recognizing the hospital’s 2019 Brite Lites award winners. This year’s honorees were among more than 55 employees nominated by patients and their families for the dedication and compassion shown children in their care.

The 2019 winners are: Cynthia Donnelly, RN, of Attleboro, Massachusetts, pediatric intensive care; Sarah Ferszt, LICSW, of Cranston, clinical social work; James Ziegler, MD, of Saunderstown, pediatric cardiology; Ari Vera, greeter, of Providence, Valet Parking New England; and Deborah Nordahl, BSN, RN, CPHON, of Rochester, Massachusetts, pediatrics, Hasbro Children’s fifth floor.

Nemo, a K-9 comfort program dog at Hasbro Children’s, was named this year's honorary Brite Lite. He, together with handler, Tara Brown, NP, of Johnston, works with patients and families in the hospital's pediatric palliative care unit.

“Hasbro Children’s Hospital is more than just a hospital – it is a place committed to the long- and short-term care and well-being of every patient, as well as their families. From nurses and physicians, to administrators and patient experience staff, our goal is always to provide the best expertise, knowledge, compassion and respect to each child,” said John B. Murphy, MD, president, Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and executive vice president, physician affairs, Lifespan.

The Hasbro Children's Brite Lite employee recognition program launched in 2002. It was designed to incorporate Hasbro Children's family-centered care objectives: communication, competence, cooperation and caring.


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